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Find MAC Address of a remote computer on network

Finding MAC address of a remote computer on network via command line is quite straight forward.

Using the built-in tool from Windows, administrator can easily find the MAC Address of a remote computer on the network.

Nbtstat.exe is a file that can be executed via command prompt to get the MAC Address of a remote computer.

To get the MAC Address for a single remote computer type:

   nbtstat -A | find "MAC Address"
Nbtstat can also get the remote machine name and MAC Address automatically using batch file script.

Batch file script below will get the remote machine's MAC Address and computer name using IP Address using the text file parameter.

Text file contents will just be IP Addresses, sequence order is not necessary.

But it would be easy to use Excel file to type two IP Address in sequence and just drag to autocomplete the last octet.

And just copy and paste from excel to notepad.

For the batch file script below:

ifile.txt - will have the list of IP Addresses.
computer1.txt - will have the output of nbtstat which has the MAC Address and computer name

  for /f "delims=," %%i in (d:\ifile.txt) do nbtstat -A %%i >> d:\computer1.txt

No need for extra software just to do such a simple task.

To get the MAC address of the computer you are using, type this at command prompt:

  ipconfig /all | find "Physical Address"

But command above will list all the MAC Addresses of the devices on the local computer such as Bluetooth, virtual adapter and other connected devices. 

To find out the local Ethernet adapter MAC address or the  wireless MAC Address.

Find the label of Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, and the physical address value listed under the label is the MAC address for the Ethernet adapter.

Likewise for Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection, the physical address value listed under this label is the MAC address for Wireless LAN adapter.

Cheers! Hope it helps!


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